Genomics Automation & Microfluidics Application Specialist

Hopkinton MA US
Jul 27, 2017
Nov 07, 2017
Organization Type
Full Time
Seeking an individual to join PerkinElmer’s Automation & Microfluidics Applications group.  In support of the global automation & microfluidics business, the candidate will develop novel automated applications for use on PerkinElmer’s Automated Liquid Handling & Microfluidics Platforms.  The candidate will focus in the areas of Genomics and , Next Generation Sequencing. In support of the marketing organization, this individual will generate data for use in marketing material, technical briefs, seminars, and workshops.  The individual will serve the organization in a variety of ways by as acting as a technical lead in creating next generation sequencing and genomics related protocols on the automated liquid handling platforms, conducting occasional customer demonstrations for a range of PerkinElmer automation and microfluidics products, attending conferences, providing high level support for the field application scientists. The individual will also have some responsibility for training global teams in supporting developed applications, The position will also support the PerkinElmer automation and microfluidics business’s current customer base and work along with our customer support organization to provide application assistance and troubleshooting as needed.

Applications Development 
  • Understands the overall process of Next Generation Sample Preparation, from QC of the initial samples through preparing samples to sequence.
  • Understands the current DNA and RNA library preparation, methodologies used in today’s market.
  • Understands Exome capture, and the steps associated with this.
  • Has an understanding of protein production and the QC process.
  • Provide key technical input, consultation, and support for determination of current automated application modifications, and future application directions.
  • Develop applications within strategic areas for deployment on standardized automation platforms
  • Develop applications based scientific posters and presentations.
  • Generation of application specific technical content for use by sales and marketing (Application notes and tech briefs).
  • Organize and support customer demonstrations at PerkinElmer and Customer site as needed
  • Represent PerkinElmer products and services at appropriate scientific meetings.
  • Work with Field team to provide support to ensure the application is functioning correctly in the customer’s hands.
  • Trouble shoot applications related problems.
  • Work with R&D to provide functional application requirements for new platforms
  • Work closely with Product Marketing to define new product needs and to identify and implement new applications or reagents which may positively impact sales.